Godwin-Austen Glacier

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

The Godwin-Austen Glacier is a glacier in the Karakoram, close to K2 in the Pakistani region of Gilgit Baltistan. Its confluence with the Baltoro Glacier is called Concordia and is a popular trekking destination as it provides views of four of the five eight-thousanders in the region.

The glacier can be approached via the Balti town of Skardu. It receives its name from Henry Haversham Godwin-Austen, an early explorer of this region. K2 was originally named Mount Godwin-Austin in his honour.

List of peaks[edit]

Peaks near Concordia include:

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°48′N 76°31′E / 35.800°N 76.517°E / 35.800; 76.517